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Kansas Enters the Union
This week in 1861, Kansas entered the Union. Take the quiz and learn more about 'Simply Wonderful' Kansas
1. Kansas entered the Union on January 29, 1861, making it which state?
   4th
   14th
   34th
   44th
   54th
2. In 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed its residents to exercise popular sovereignty—the right to self-govern— to decide whether or not it would enter the union as a free state or a slave state, overturning what important political settlement?
   Missouri Compromise
   Nebraska Act
   Douglas Act
   52-40 or Fight
   20th Parallel Act
3. What is the term given to the violence that swept the Kansas Territory for four years after the decision to void the Missouri Compromise?
   Bloody Kansas
   Bleeding Kansas
   Hatchet Kansas
   Abolitionist Kansas
   Beecher's War
4. One of the most well known perpetrators of this violence was which abolitionist?
   Charles Sumner
   Harriet Beecher Stowe
   John Brown
   Edwin Stanton
   William Garrison
5. What is sobriquet that applies to all Kansans, and especially University of Kansas fans, that came into use during the tumultuous 1850s?
   Wildcats
   Blue jays
   Wild jays
   Jayhawks
   Prairie dogs
6. Located right in the middle of the Great Plains, Kansas is the world's largest producer of what good?
   Corn
   Soybean
   Beets
   Wheat
   Sweet peas
7. Which U.S. president hailed from Abilene, Kansas?
   Richard Nixon
   Gerald Ford
   Harry Truman
   Calvin Coolidge
   Dwight Eisenhower
8. From a sea of wheat, to a solo flight across the Atlantic, which famous aviator was born in Kansas?
   Beryl Markham
   Amelia Earhart
   Orville Wright
   Charles Lindberg
   Red Baron
9. Discovered in the sun's atmosphere before terrestrial supplies were discovered first in Kansas, what is the second most abundant element in the universe?
   Hydrogen
   Lithium
   Helium
   Beryllium
   Carbon
10. Before the OK Corral, where in Kansas did Wyatt Earp meet Doc Holliday?
   Abilene
   Dodge City
   Lawrence
   Topeka
   Deadwood



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